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Saturday, September 6, 2008

"A Specail Day....For a Specail Lady"


Well Happy Saturday to all!!! Today is the greatest woman's birthday I know...My Mom's!! She's the greatest! She's my whole world and seriously I don't think I could be the person I am today with out her...she was single Mom for many years before marrying my step Dad, or as all of you know my dad, she was so STRICT with me that it made me so mad at time's or most of the time! and I'm so grateful she was, now, but not then, I'm sure it wasn't easy being a single fairly young lady with an child, who got in the way of so many thing's, but being a wife and mom now I completely understand why she did some of the things she did, and do I hold it against her, O, NO not at all, she worked 3 job's to make ends meet, and my Christmas's where always wonderful, new cloths, craft thing's, barbie & Ken doll's, a portable record player, and once a brand new green Schwinn bike! and Birthdays where always fun, Pin the tail on the Donkey, dropping wooden cloths pin in a jar, a homemade cake, and musical chair's, she always thought of me on special occasions! I could write about the sad time's I endure but I refuse too, that's the past and I have forgiven her. I look at her and realize she's getting old, her mind doesn't want too, but her body sings a different tune and it makes me so sad, but her arm's are always young feeling and so gentle when she hugs me, and lip's are as soft as satin when I get peck on my cheek, and her voice so sweet sounding to my ears when she says..."I know honey, I love you" These are thing's I hold onto and so close to my heart and I need to Thank God for allowing this gentle soul, who tries so hard to be hard, for being my Mom and allowing me to grow in so many's ways that he allowed her to do so. I am so blessed to have had her and my step dad raise me. When I was pregnant with Amanda she once said, "Your going to make a great Mom" and that meant the world to me, this was a woman who never approved of my pregnancy and to have her say this was totally awesome. I know one day God is going to call her home, and I don't know at this moment how I'm going to live with her, so in the present time I am Thankful he allows this lady to wake up every morning and gripe about this or that, and in the next breath tell me"I love you honey"
This is my Mom & Amanda
at a Japanese Restaurant in
the Napa Valley somewhere
they cook right in front of
you!!!

4 comments:

Patti said...

Nice picture Annette.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for the birthday wishes for my hubby,

Hope you are having a great day!
Hugs
Patti

Just Joni said...

moms are indeed very, very special and your mom especially so. I have many fond memories of your mother growing up...it had to be very difficult being a single mom, but she never let on like it was. I love her and I love you...just treasure each moment and let her know that you do.

hugs hugs hugs

Nonnie said...

what a beautiful tribute to your mama, annette....i have always known how you feel about her since beginning to read your blog....your love has always been evident....and that has to be the most precious gift to her....what a lucky mama she is to also have YOU and your love.
thank you for sharing....and happy birthday annette's mama! :)
love,
kimberly

SweetAnnee said...

Your mom must ROCK, I wish I'd had someone like her..growing up..
My dad was the ROCK for me..I miss him so..he was always kind and I NEVER heard him say ONE curse word..and yes he WAS strict..but I am glad he was..cuz I'm kinda awesome..
LOL
deena

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